2018 Strategic Achievements 1.
Expansion of Discere program to all students in Year 7 with associated teacher professional learning • Establishment of an expanded Discere program in Year 7 English and Mathematics: o The structural timetable has worked to allow for team teaching; o Support and professional development from the Research Team; o Building collaborative trust between teaching teams.
Reimagine Year 9, 2020 • Advanced planning of the facilities for Santa Monica. • Submission of Development Application for new buildings to Surf Coast Council. • Commenced planning to develop new curriculum for Essendon and Santa Monica campuses Year 9 program.
Introduce new College House system • House system established: o House names and mottos determined; o House captains established; o Houses, homerooms and timetable integrated; o House crests designed and launched; o Students selected into Houses; o House points system developed; o Successful Athletics Carnival organised; o Successful Swimming Carnival organised.
Complete new College Master Plan • Approval given by the College Board for the next stage of advancing the plan to appoint a Project Manager, staging and detailed design.
Develop whole school Vision for Learning • Significant development of the whole school vision of learning — draft presented to the College Board — Board input.
Embed new College assemblies and meeting structure • Regular assemblies have been timetabled. • Fewer staff meetings replaced by a focus of professional learning.
Implementing e-commerce and the parent portal • Refining online payment of fees, immersions and re-enrolment.
2018 Strategic Achievements
Refining College Retreat Program • Appointment of a Retreat Coordinator. • Development of a five-narrative College Retreat Program: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
The indigenous story; The Jesus story; The Edmund story; The St Bernard story; Each student’s own individual story.
Develop appropriate use of the College Chapel • Chapel completed. • Regular Wednesday community mass. • Chapel being used as part of the Retreat program. • Chapel celebrated first baptism — use by the extended St Bernard’s community.
Enhancing College Catholic identity • Reculturating Catholic identity within the College through the use of a five-narrative spirituality as a framework for understanding faith development - for staff and students.
Develop partnerships with other schools, universities and organisations • MOU with RMIT re mathematics education. • Relationship developed with Deakin University to publish research associated with St Bernard’s education. • Relationship with La Trobe University School of Education — school visits for graduate students and publication. • Learning Support relationship built with Melbourne University Graduate School of Education. • Relationship fostered with ACU through practicum placements and Master of RE and Ed Leadership. • Relationship developed with Parramatta Marist and the New Tech Network. • Extensive work with other schools in the local Essendon area in the Respectful Relationships program. • Lead school in local area for NCCD.
Build the Capacity of Staff • Work commenced on the review and reworking of the Annual Review process. • Upskilling KLA Leaders in preparation for the piloting of continuous reporting.
Build a positive, safe and respectful community • Respectful Relationships framework embedded in school life. • EREA Living Life to the Full documents introduced and intial professional learning undertaken by member of the SLT.